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Integrate design and manufacturing in one application, connecting design and manufacturing teams through a common software tool and 3D model.


SOLIDWORKS CAM, through utilising the power of CAMWORKS, allows its users to experience the full integration of manufacturing processes under one system, leading to the opportunity to review designs earlier in the process of product creation and also the chance to avoid unwanted costs and delays.

Knowledge Based Machining (KBM) is the basis of streamlining the programming process – as you program, SOLIDWORKS CAM learns from you and automates repetitive tasks, leaving you more time to focus on the more crucial aspects of your project.

SOLIDWORKS CAM applies a rule-based system that increases the standardisation of your machining programming. This means that adjustments can be made easily and new users to projects can adapt with ease.


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Which Package is right for you?

SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard lets you quickly program individual milled parts and configurations without leaving the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD environment. You have full access to defining rules within SOLIDWORKS CAM to create and build to your company standards, as well as Tolerance-Based Machining (TBM).

SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional builds on the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard with increased programming capabilities. The additional features include High-Speed Machining (HSM), configurations, assembly machining, turning, and 3+2 programming to drive four- and five-axis machines.


SOLIDWORKS CAM is an add-on to all versions of SOLIDWORKS CAD that lets you prepare your designs for manufacturability earlier in the development cycle. Manufacturing tasks that had to wait until a design was complete can now be performed concurrently with the design process.

Rules-Based MachiningSOLIDWORKS CAM uses rules- based machining to enhance the programming process while leveraging tolerances that were assigned to components. Rules-based machining lets you focus on the critical areas of making a part rather than touching every feature that needs to be machined. ico_checked_trans ico_checked_trans
Tolerance-based Machining Create and manage extremely large designs and work in either detailed or simplified modesTolerances and annotations in 3D models are used to automatically create machine programs. TBM automatically adjusts asymmetric tolerances to mean tolerances for cutting tool strategies. ico_checked_trans ico_checked_trans
Knowledge-Based Machining (KBM)KBM is like have a machinist at your fingertips. Once features are identified by automatic or interactive feature recognition, KBM defines machining strategies and tools to best machine the geometry. Using these rules will automatically allow you to define repeatable machining processes based on your company standards. ico_checked_trans ico_checked_trans
Associativity with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Any change made to a design in SOLIDWORKS CAD is automatically updated, applied and reflected in SOLIDWORKS CAM ico_checked_trans ico_checked_trans
Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR)Recognize certain types of geometry (holes, pockets, bosses, and turn–Professional only) not only as CAD features. Automatic feature recognition allows prismatic parts to be identified at a feature level based on machinable shapes. ico_checked_trans ico_checked_trans
Automate Machine Times Automate machine time calculation and compare it to traditional methods for ensuring all aspects of a part are accounted for ahead of time before committing to production. ico_checked_trans ico_checked_trans
3 + 2 ProgrammingSOLIDWORKS CAM Professional can employ a machining technique where a three-axis milling program is executed with the cutting tool locked in a tilted position using the five-axis machine’s two rotational axes ico_checked_trans
High-Speed Machining (HSM)SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional HSM using VoluMill technology maintains constant tool pressure throughout the cutting process. The variable feed rate allows the tool to cut at full depth to shorten cycle times while extending machine and tool life. This best-in- class machining routine works with standard cutting tools to lower overhead cost when machining components. ico_checked_trans
Turning CapabilitiesSOLIDWORKS CAM Professional has turning capabilities that include face rough and finish, rough and finish turn, groove rough and finish, rough and finish bore, cut-off, ID and OD threading, and drill, and tap on center. ico_checked_trans

What next?

If you would like more information regarding SOLIDWORKS CAM, to talk to an engineer, request a trial or to arrange a demonstration please provide your details using the form to the right.